Emwelly, London — July 2016

    Had a brilliant 4 days tucked away in this paradise. Second time I have been and left even more satisfied than the first – beautiful grounds with everything you need to not have to leave for the whole visit – tennis courts, pool, BBQ… and the Jazz bar is a hidden gem. The building itself is out of a fairytale. Already can’t wait to go back next year!


    Stephanie , London — May 2016

    The Chateau de la Valouze is an idyllic, beautiful property with stunning grounds and gardens, tennis courts and swimming pool. When I was there I felt like I had wandered into the castle from Beauty and the Beast! The apartments are beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable – the kitchen has everything you need. I had a wonderful, relaxing stay and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a lovely getaway in the countryside. The little town nearby has excellent croissants as well!


    Myrddin ,

    Spent a wonderful 5 days in the hidden retreat in a stunning part of France. You have your own access to 2 tennis courts (we played a LOT of tennis) and you have your own swimming pool, complete with swimming house with a bar and other amenities. Again, we spent a lot of time there too!

    The house itself is pretty amazing. I honestly felt like I was a character out of a Pride and Prejudice but it’s not too grand that you feel uncomfortable there. Perfect for a big group of people who want a getaway but you won’t feel like you’re on top of each other.

    There is a big supermarket (within walking distance) and nice shops and restaurants in the local village.

    The area is also know for its local drink: Pineau de Charente.

    It is a fortified wine made from either fresh, unfermented grape juice or a blend of lightly fermented grape must, to which a Cognac eau-de-vie is added and then matured. Buy a few bottles. Let them chill and serve with lots of ice.

    I’m already planning next year’s retreat.


    Jammy, London — August 2017

    Was looking for somewhere to really get away, and absolutely adored my stay there this summer. It was just what we were looking for and would definitely go back. Stunning grounds, lovely pool, and an incredibly grand Chateau.


    Richard and Liz , Australia — September 2017

    We hired the whole chateau for our wedding this month and had an amazing time! The venue is huge and every single room is stunning, with its own colour schemes and tasteful decor; the attention to detail is unbelievable. Our guests were blown away and wanted to stay longer! There was enough room to have most of our wedding party stay on site and as a lot of people were coming from around the world, we booked the venue for several days, turning it into a mini holiday for everyone. There was so much to do, from swimming, playing tennis and generally just relaxing with good food and wine (and karaoke in the jazz bar!) in one of the most beautiful settings! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Amazing Experience

    Yara, Paris

    Rudy & myself wanted to thank you for the amazing experience we had working with you on our wedding (29 July 2017) It was a great pleasure seeing such a high sense of professionalism and delicacy.

    Read about Yara and Rudy’s magical wedding from the happy couple: http://chateaubeeselection.com/stylish-wedding-south-france/

  • Delightful and very comfortable


    I was best lady at a wedding at the Chateau de La Valouze. We were accommodated in the apartment Saint Emilion which was delightful and very comfortable. The chateau is splendid and the swimming pool was an oasis in the heat of the Dordogne summer.

    In the reception hall, the stage was perfect for the speeches and other animations, then it became the perfect size dancing place for 50-70 young people with direct access to the terrace. The owner and staff were super helpful with the bride and groom

  • The chateau has lots of charm

    Florian ,

    Our wedding at the chateau de La Valouze could not have been better! The staff and the owner were exceptional: always available, extremely kind and most efficient.

    The location is perfect: the chateau has lots of charm. The chateau is beautifully furnished – which is rare – as it is not a simple décor for the day. The winter garden is the perfect place for a cocktail. The reception hall has lots of character with very high ceiling and the nearby swimming pool is a must. Overall an exceptional venue: we visited many and our guest really appreciated to enjoy so much variety in the same location. You will not regret choosing La Valouze for your wedding (with its friendly staff)

  • The place is magnificent and ideal to organize a wedding


    I had my wedding organized at the Chateau de La Valouze. It was a real bliss! The place is magnificent and ideal to organize a wedding. The chateau has so much character, the accommodation facilities are of an excellent standard, swimming pool, a park for the cocktail … Furthermore, we were very touched by the kindness and welcome of the owner and his staff. They were incredibly helpful and worked hard to create the perfect reception! We are still receiving enthusiastic comments from our guests about the place. I could not recommend the place more!

  • Exclusivity, peace and relaxation in exceptional surroundings

    Aude, France

    I have had the privilege to stay at the chateau. The first time, we gathered with all my cousins (30 of us) for what remains in our memory probably one of the most delightful family moments. Since then and for the past three years, I have come back regularly as I have not found any other place than the chateau de la Valouze offering exclusivity, peace and relaxation in exceptional surroundings. I also love the fact that there are many beautiful places to visit around and this is a kid’s heaven

  • You will have an amazing time here

    Paige, Canada

    I have stayed 3 times at the chateau now and absolutely love it!

    I remember driving down the tree lined drive for the first time to have appear this amazing ‘castle’ at the end and feeling so excited that this is where we got to stay. It truly feels like you are in a fairytale.

    The interiors of the chateau are just as impressive as the outside, with a grand entrance, balcony, library, salon, and dining room that seats 20 you really do feel like a royalty.

    There is something so lovely and peaceful about being at La Roche Chalais in the summer. The grounds are extensive and you can wander and explore to your hearts desire. There are 2 lakes, tennis courts, a bamboo forest, a little farm with chickens, and sometimes you even see wild deer on the property. At night there are so many stars they light up the dark sky like a million diamonds.

    Spending afternoons at the pool, outdoor dining and bbq’s, the downstairs jazz bar make the chateau such a great place for big parties, smaller groups or a couples weekend with friends.

    You will have an amazing time here. You don’t need to even leave the chateau, but if you did want to explore the area you are within 20 minutes drive of the gorgeous wineries and quaint little French towns that surround.

    I will definitely go back again to La Roche Chalais this summer with friends and can’t wait

  • A magical experience for all age groups

    Brooke, Australia

    The Chateau is a magical experience for all age groups.  Kids loved the freedom to move freely in a big house and seeing animals in the area.  Exploring the grounds and secret paths was peaceful and we felt surrounded by nature whilst not being far from the village and plenty of towns and markets in the area. It was a great base to explore the region.

  • What a wonderful chateau

    Leyla, Chile

    What a wonderful chateau. It is well maintained and has been recently restored to a very high standard. Each room is named after a figure of the French history and tastefully decorated. The chateau offers the perfect balance between sightseeing and relaxation. It is beautiful and very romantic and the grounds are magnificent including an outside pool, lakes and great green areas. There are also many places that are easy to get to from here. The chateau is in the middle of the Bordeaux wine region so its location is perfect to explore the French vineyards.

    I truly enjoyed a weekend with friends in this unique place and would love to go back again!

  • Like on the Downtown Abbey set

    Millie McDonald , UK

    I signed up for a weekend fitness and health retreat at this beautiful chateau in France. We felt like we were arriving on the Downtown Abbey set. The grandeur of this castle is beautiful, with many original features. Some of the rooms and bathrooms are dated, making it authentic. I would definitely come again.

  • An ideal setting for training in a peaceful environment

    DBC Health , UK

    I run health retreats and have used this fantastic Chateau on several occasions, to bring 10-15 guests for fitness, health and well-being. 75 acres of woodland, makes this place an ideal setting for training in a peaceful environment.

    The magnificent dining area is perfect to serve our healthy dishes at meal times and feel like Royalty. When the guests have a few hours to relax, they were very happy to have a game of tennis in one of the 2 courts, or go for a dip in the outdoor pool

  • What an amazing experience

    Pete, UK

    I spent a week down at this magical place! What an amazing experience. Loved relaxing in the resplendent reception rooms with some of the most beautiful antique furniture, like stepping into another era! You know you’re in France when you’re here. Wonderful place to hang with friends.